Month: March 2014

This is the Saddest “We Sold for $8 Million” Post I’ve Ever Read

Readmill was a fantastic app for reading and discovering new things to read. I’ve enjoyed the small amount of time I spent in the app and am sad it’s going away. The “epilogue” post from their site after the Dropbox acquisition for 8 million is a hard read for fans but the stats below tell …

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There’s a Reason Why Boring Interfaces Like Reddit Engage Crowds

People visit sites repeatedly because they can do things about things they care about. Here’s a great answer on the topic of why Reddit has such high engagement with people across a variety of backgrounds, age groups, interests, and ideologies despite its rather “ugly” interface: Read Quote of Oliver Emberton’s answer to reddit (website): Why …

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Whew…long day @HarrelsonAgency. 119 Basecamp project todos crossed off. 21 more to go!

Link Rot

I’m extremely interested in the digital dark age we’re producing, especially when it comes to link rot… Eight years later, the site still exists, essentially frozen in time. That provides an interesting window into the phenomenon of “link rot,” or hyperlinks that used to work but now point to dead pages. Our analysis found that …

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Watching the new Cosmos on Fox (Newton episode) and really miss being an 8th grade science teacher now.

Miss this goofy guy and I wonder how he’d deal with Willie and Waylon.

If you like to read and love books,  you should be listening to Elizabeth’s and Merianna’s podcast. Good stuff.

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